Speaking of evidence, our Morning Report reviews the findings that should guide inpatient treatment of a COPD exacerbation, and this month's Test Yourself provides an opportunity to check your knowledge.
Medical history is significant for type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, COPD, and peripheral neuropathy. ... His ability to exercise is limited by his COPD. Medications are metformin, simvastatin, low-dose aspirin, lisinopril,
Patients with eosinophilic exacerbations are clinically indistinguishable from other patients with severe COPD exacerbations, but they may respond more rapidly to corticosteroid treatment. ... A higher eosinophil count is associated with shorter length
He had had multiple hospitalizations for COPD exacerbations due to nonadherence to medications. ... 11. Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD: Revised 2014.
Researchers searched MEDLINE and EMBASE from 1974 to October 2015 and included 7 studies of patients with unexplained COPD exacerbations in their review. ... COPD exacerbations, can increase venous thromboembolism risk; and pulmonary embolism could
symptoms in high-risk patients with comorbid conditions such as COPD, or to treat patients with calcific aortic stenosis with hemodynamic instability or decompensation.
Researchers ran a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial to test the safety and efficacy of systemic corticosteroid treatment in patients on ventilatory support (invasive or noninvasive) who had a COPD ... The groups didn't differ in
The authors assessed cost-effectiveness by comparing the average inpatient census, payment denial rate, and the state's Medicaid reimbursement (Medi-Cal) for internal medicine in 2007 and 2008. ... In 2008, they also focused on Medi-Cal patients admitted
Slow lung units, such as in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), require more time to fill and empty.
Some of the predisposing factors for developing CAP are advanced age (>65 years), comorbidities (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurologic illness, renal insufficiency, and malignancy), cigarette